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via [livejournal.com profile] charliesmum and, later, [livejournal.com profile] anderyn:

You Are An ENFP
The Inspirer

You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!

In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. You break a lot of hearts.

At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.

How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding

When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused


This is a different result than I am used to. But, OTOH, I feel more comfortable in my skin these days than I think ever before, so take that FWIW. (Are there enough acronyms in there?)

I haven't been posting much lately. Being busy is part of that, but not everything. I continue to be interested in reading yor stuffs, though.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] nuadha_prime
Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate
with you. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

He assigned these topics to me:
Buddhism
Well, this is either a very tangled subject or a very simple one. Like many Westerners who gravitate toward Buddhism, I had and have problems with the faith in which I was raised. My birth family attended a Presbyterian church when I was a kid (still do, just a different one), but I have other relatives who tend toward the evangelical. Some parts of Christianity make sense to me, but other parts I find utterly nonsensical, and the nonsensical parts were usually the tenets considered most important and central. I was rather reluctant to actually declare any other religion for a long time. I researched other faiths, but they were all just sources of interesting stories to me. Nothing resonated, even when I tried, sometimes tried hard, to make myself fit into them. I'm not really sure what turned me on to Buddhism, though I suspect it may have been me reading Mark Epstein's Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, which I did about seven or eight years ago. Buddhism, like other major faiths, have lots of different sub-types. Some of those are devotional in nature, like much of Christianity. Some are not. It's quite possible to be a Buddhist and an atheist/humanist at the same time, unless I am much mistaken. And that's what I have gradually decided I am, after a lot more reading, trying out Vipassana ("lovingkindness") meditation, and other adventures in the last several years. I'm still not really "official" in that I don't have a sangha (congragation) and haven't gone through formal training or acceptance. Some of the stories about the Buddha strike me the same way the story of Jesus' conception does, as allegories that have little literal truth in them, but they do not seem so central to Buddhism in the way that the virgin birth is central to Christianity. And the basics, the central points of Buddhism: the Four Noble Truths, the Triple Gem, the Eight-Fold Path...those *do* resonate for me. So there it is.

Kids
I love my kids, and I tend to like kids in general. I sometimes wonder if I relate to kids better than to other adults. :/ I certainly act more like a kid than an adult at times. But, I'm in step with the times on this point, I think. lol.

Board Games
Easier to schedule than role-playing games, these are my major hobby. I only wish they didn't involve so much sitting! I actually got started with cribbage and pinochle as a kid. Dad was a ruthless cribbage player. My sister M and I learned pinochle at age 6 and 7 respectively. It was our evening family entertainment nearly every night for a long time. I didn't really get into the hobby in its present form for me until college, when it became the biggest thing [livejournal.com profile] illyaa and I had in common. They are an easy escape, especially now in the age of online games. It keeps my too-brainy-for-my-own-good self busy when I might otherwise be tearing my hair out. By the way, have you tried BSW? I've been playing a lot of Dominion lately. And Power Grid before that. And I'm teaching my kids to play board games. And other people and other people's kids when I get the chance. And helping run train games tournaments at the major conventions.

Cooking
I have always liked cooking, but it is a love I have been re-discovering the in the last couple of years. I have been using my crock pot more often. I even acquired a second, smaller one, since there have been times that the leftovers, though delicious, were too much. The larger one is the right size for roasting a chicken. The smaller one is just right for a curry for dinner. Too much of our diet had become factory food...pre-prepared foodstuffs with unpronounceable ingredients and no care in their preparation are not good for our health, in my firm opinion. Slowing down to cook also helps fight the temptation to go along with the hurry-up world out there. There are so many great cooking resources on the internet. And I'm very grateful for the Michigan Lady Food Bloggers. I'm a rather peripheral member of this group, have not yet contributed to the joint blog, and am grateful to have been included in some of the gatherings.

Mythology
The myriad ways humans tell stories to explain the inexplicable and contain their own fears and doubts are endlessly fascinating. We create gods in our own images, the best and worst images included, to try to get a handle on the big, wide, wild world. And then we re-tell, and morph, and alter and re-combine and tell again. Mythology is storytelling with high stakes.
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Google name meme via [livejournal.com profile] ka_crow.
Rules: Go to Google and type in quotation marks, your name and then "likes to" (e.g. "Jon likes to"). Type in the first ten things that come up and re-post in your own note. So: What does Google say that you "like"?

1. Cheryl likes to break this consultation into two appointments.
2. Cheryl likes to spend her free time with her husband, a radiologist.
3. Cheryl likes to liven up everyday foods with commonly used herbs such as parsley and mint.
4. Cheryl likes to wear platform boots -- including black!
5. Cheryl likes to boogie.
6. Cheryl likes to think she is in this category!
7. and Me cheryl likes to watch House and Reba and The Hills.
8. When working with a new client, Cheryl likes to concentrate on both building upon strengths and shoring up weaknesses to help better the client’s success.
9. Cheryl likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. [This one was about Cheryl Ladd.]
10. Cheryl likes to spend her free time with her husband, David Magee, an interventional radiologist, and her two children, Ben and Allison.

#3 and #5 are my favorites.
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via [livejournal.com profile] gizelnort

What has surprised you the most about me (if anything) since joining my flist? Was anything completely unexpected or have I always fit the picture of me you have in your head? Post this in your own journal and see how you have surprised people!

Ask me!

Oct. 15th, 2008 10:23 am
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via [livejournal.com profile] fossilapostle

The problem with LJ: we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!

[Note: I reserve the right to not answer, or not answer publicly, anything I don't want my future teenage kids to read.]
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via [livejournal.com profile] mkb_cbr, an idea I've been seeing him use that I think I will appropriate...

Five things that make me happy:

1) playing phrase hangman on a micro school bus with middle schoolers
2) playing "my father owns a grocery store" in the dark on that same bus
3) thunderstorms
4) bookmooch.com
5) my new Earth sandals

Just five things, mind you. Not the top five, just some five.
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via [livejournal.com profile] neoliminal

1. Think of the first word that comes to mind when you think of me.

2. Go to Google Images and search for that word.

3. Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).

4. Put this in your own journal so that I can do the same.
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From a fill-in-the-blank meme via [livejournal.com profile] bitter_lilly

1. My username is cherydactyl because my long-ago-boyfriend and gm, [livejournal.com profile] tlatoani, kept calling me that due to my having a character who was a were-eagle in his DragonQuest campaign. The exact form? "Graawww, it's a Cherydactyl!" whenever my character morphed. Or just because.
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